CDTC and NYBC Offering Traffic Skills 101 Courses

Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? When you drive your car, are you confident on how to share the road with people on bikes?

The Capital District Transportation Committee and New York Bicycling Coalition are cosponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.

Below are course dates and locations. Each class will have both a Friday and Saturday component. The cost to register is $5 per person. Lunch on Saturday is included. A bicycle and helmet are required to participate. Please contact NYBC if you don’t have a bicycle and/or helmet – our volunteer network may be able to provide loaners.

Registration is available at http://nybc.net/traffic-skills-101/. Each course times will be Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

  1. Troy – Lansingburgh High School, April 25 & 26
  2. Saratoga Springs – West Avenue YMCA, May 9 & 10
  3. Albany – SUNY Albany Downtown Campus, May 23 & 24
  4. Schenectady – Location TBD, June 6 & 7